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Buying stuff we don't need and killing the Earth's resources.
It's wonderful that our economy is based on consumerism.
by Haemoglobbin June 14, 2012
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An exclamation made when your friends or family are teasing you to a point where you can't handle it anymore and a hissy fit is in order.

Derived from a YouTube user's famed outburst following Britney's lackluster performance at the 2007 VMA's.
Sarah: 'OMG Susan, I can't believe you are wearing the same skirt as yesterday. Oh, and by the way, EVERYONE knows what you did with Kevin on the weekend. Plus you look a little fat, are you retaining water?'

by Billy Chickenhole September 15, 2007
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1. The practice of conspicuously buying flashy, expensive items and expecting them to fill the voids in one's life.

2. A pejorative used to malign people who enjoy material luxuries, implying that it's impossible for a person do so without having an unhealthy fixation on them. Usually used as a sour grapes excuse to hate people who can afford more luxuries than one's self.
1. "Tiffany keeps spending all of her money on expensive designer clothing. When will she realize that it's personality, not consumerism, that wins friends?"

2. "Ugh, did you see Ted's new BMW with heated leather seats, a GPS navigation system, and a 6-disk CD changer? Anyone who would buy luxuries is obviously a disgusingly shallow and materialistic consumerist."
by Icarus3 October 27, 2005
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A seriously over-rated form of modern day cult of commerce, whereby people buy goods. This has led to a rise in needless temptation as well as popular culture, which in turn results in mindless youths sinking into the morass of peer pressure and attention-seeking behaviour, all for the name of cold, hard cash.

Otherwise, a desirable practice.
Humans think consumerism is the key to a better life.
by gad01 May 23, 2008
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Consumerists are slaves with white collars. Advertisements have them chasing cars and clothes, working jobs they hate so they can buy shit they don't need. They are the middle children of history. No purpose or place. They have no great war, or great depression. Their great war should be a spiritual war. Their great depression is their lives. Raised by television to believe that one day they'll all be millionaires , movie gods and rock stars. But they won't.
All you read and..
Wear or see and..
Hear on TV..
Is a product..
Begging.. for your..
Fatass.. dirty..
by Tyler Durden April 21, 2004
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The art of selling the same thing twice to a person. Usually targetted at people who are very stupid window shoppers with a lot of money to spend on duplicates of useless things.
One pack? Just one? that's all the sex you gonna have today you weenie?
by Gunkglumb May 18, 2005
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a made up propaganda word, that was invented by socialists.

It doesn't matter what it means.
bob: "did you see the hippies over there ranting about 'consumerism'?"
jake: "yeah, last week they were ranting on about some revolutionary crap"
by socialistcrusher August 26, 2008
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